wildlife news

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The Poppy Picker
BBC Wildlife Magazine’s editor Sheena Harvey is joining the judging panel for the 2018 Awards.
A European hedgehog in the undergrowth
The researchers are studying factors affecting the presence and absence of the European hedgehog in gardens across the UK.
The yellow-spotted emerald dragonfly has never been recorded in Britain
A wildlife enthusiast in Suffolk has photographed a dragonfly species that has not been seen in the UK before.
Attenborough is encouraging people to take part in the Big Butterfly Count
The mental health benefits of butterfly watching are being highlighted by David Attenborough ahead of the Big Butterfly Count. 
The launch of the RRS Sir David Attenborough
The new ship, named after the broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, will be used for polar research.
Two of the four True's beaked whales spotted
A group of four True's beaked whales, a species only ever seen a handful of times, was spotted during a ferry trip. 
A juvenile angelshark
Citizen science volunteers are needed for a Wales-based angelshark conservation project.
The luna moth Actias luna was one of the silk moth species studied
Researchers studying silk moths have found that the shape of their hindwings contributes to their survival. 
The long-term use of the pesticides for killing parasites is damaging the populations of these important insects. 
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